Porsche 911 GT3--Chicago Cars Direct HD
2007 Porsche 911 GT3 (997) test drive and walk around from Chicago Cars
The GT3 is the road-going basis of the world's most popular race car (more
than 1000 have been built since 1998). That makes it the pinnacle of the
Porsche production-car pyramid as well as the homologation special that
justifies the existence of the GT3 racing car. The secret to its split
personality is Porsche Active Suspension Management, or PASM, which allows
drivers to alter the dynamic character of the car by pushing a button to
modify the shock valving of the three-way adjustable Bilsteins. "You can
never be happy with one setup for both the road and the racetrack," Hartmut
Kristen, Porsche's director of motorsport, says from the pit wall while
Walter R"hrl rockets past in a screaming yellow GT3. "With PASM, we don't
have to compromise."
It's no coincidence that Porsche's motorsports honcho and a two-time World
Rally Champion helped develop the GT3. Unlike the Ferrari Enzo, the Bugatti
Veyron, and the Porsche
Carrera GT, the GT3 isn't an exercise in corporate ego and wretched excess.
Nor is it a car whose fundamentally uninspiring qualities have been
overcome with heroic surgery, such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the
Chevrolet Cobalt SS, and various AMG Mercedes-Benzes. The GT3 is the 911
pared down to its essence. As such, it embodies the very soul of Porsche, a
company that considers motorsports not merely a marketing strategy but a
The first Porsche ever built won its first race a month after it was
finished. The company established its bona fides during the 1950s with a
series of giant-killing sports racers and burnished its image during the
'70s with a string of ground-pounding, twelve-cylinder prototypes. Motor
racing is so deeply rooted in the company's heritage that the 911
Carrera-the quintessential version of the quintessential Porsche-takes its
name from the Spanish word for "race."
The GT3 is the spiritual descendant of the iconic 911 Carrera RS, the
pared-down, pumped-up version of the 911 that served as the homologation
basis for the Carrera RSR racing car. By the same token, the modern GT3 is
the street version of the GT3 Cup car, which competes in international
Supercup races and numerous national series. This fall, Porsche will launch
an upgraded road car called the GT3 RS, and this, in turn, will be the
homologation model for next year's GT3 RSR. To further confuse matters, the
GT3 RSR will compete at Le Mans in the GT2 class. Don't mind the alphabet
soup. Just think of the four models of GT3 as great, greater, greatest, and
way out of your league.
Here in the States, most Cup cars race in Porsche club events and the
IMSA-sanctioned GT3 Cup Challenge. This year's first IMSA event, a support
race held before the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, drew forty entries. (The
enduro had only thirty-five.) Although the rules require all drivers to be
amateurs, most cars are prepped to a professional standard, complete with
gaudy graphics and trackside support. Arrive-and-drive weekends run about
$25,000. If car ownership is your thing, the MSRP is $131,000, plus a $9000
spares package. Believe it or not, that's a sweetheart deal. "I couldn't
build a car for that much. There's no way," says Dennis Aase, who prepared
four of the cars that raced at Sebring. "Even if I started with a wrecked
car, it would cost at least $175,000."
Porsche Motorsport North America president Uwe Brettel, the mastermind
behind the series, sees it not as a moneymaker but as a marketing tool.
"For sure, we could have made $20,000 more per car. But what for?" he says.
"We are not out to make the maximum profit. We race because it's the best
way to promote the road car. The link between the road car and the racing
car is integral."
The first roadgoing version of the GT3 was built in 1998, but it wasn't
exported to the United States. We weren't deemed worthy until 2003. At the
time, the GT3 was based on the 996 platform. This, the first of the
water-cooled 911s, sold well by Porsche standards. But with plenty of
styling cues and mechanical components shared with the d,class, Boxster, it
never got the love from Porschephiles. The more highly regarded 997 debuted
for the 2005 model year, and the new GT3 is the first GT3 to be derived
The GT3 starts life as a Carrera 4 body-in-white on the production-car
assembly line in Zuffenhausen. The space devoted to the front axle in the
four-wheel-drive model is used to hold a 23.7-gallon fuel tank, and some
structural modifications are made to accommodate the new engine,
transmission, and oil reservoir. Thanks to the aluminum trunk lid and
doors, not to mention a host of other weight-saving measures, the GT3
weighs in at 3076 pounds
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4Matic Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Mercedes CL550. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2012 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
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take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with the
start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and
build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and
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options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the
good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior
perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
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2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550 Coupe Video Review
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550
Coupe. It competes with the Bentley Continental GT and the BMW M6.
Shot and produced by: Matthew Avery
Edited by: Lindsay Bjerregaard
Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG Burnout & Almost Crash!
Note: This is an old video of mine! I made this video a pretty long time
ago. The video is rubbish, I know! And the car is not clean, I know too. It
gets washed pretty often, but this time I recorded it when was dirty, stop
complaining about that.
Song: The Prodigy - Omen
Our Test Drive of the New Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 (German)
A first test drive with the Mercedes C 250 (W205) in Marseille, France.
With special guest appearances:
Prof. Gorden Wagener (Vice President Design, Daimler AG)
MC Winkel (whudat.de)
Axel Griesinger (bigblogg.de)
Fabian Mechtel (autorevue.at)
Special thanks to Dirk Weyhenmeyer
Music by Christian Petermann, Alexander Röder and Tilman Sillescu,
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2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG Review
Captivating looks, dominating performance, sophisticated technology,
uncompromising luxury. The CL63 AMG from Mercedes-Benz does it all to an
extreme. Come ride along with motorguru as we take to Homestead Miami
Speedway in this ultimate Autobahn cruiser.